The Guatemalan Government has put restrictions in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Penalties are in place for breaching these measures. All land, air and maritime borders into Guatemala remain closed.

The rainy season in Guatemala normally runs from June to November, coinciding with the hurricane season in the Caribbean.

Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America. Take care in all parts of the country, including Guatemala City. You should carry personal ID when travelling

Guatemala has active volcanoes, some prone to heightened activity.

Avoid travelling on public buses (repainted US school buses). Private inter-city coach services are safer, but not immune from attack.

Health authorities have classified Guatemala as having a risk of Zika virus transmission.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Guatemala, attacks can’t be ruled out.